We get N9.3m every month – Rep Member
A member representing Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe Stat at the House of Representatives, says each member of the House gets N9.3 million monthly as salary and office running cost.
He, Hon. Simon Karu, made this disclosure at an event tagged “FixingNigeria at 60- Sustainable and efficient democracy: Issues on accountability and transparency in governance” organized to commemorate the 60th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria.
He said that they N800,000 per month as salaries while the other N8.5 million is for office running cost. He was however quick to add that nearly all the office running cost goes into meeting the endless demands placed on them by constituents. He also added that the office running cost are being managed by the management of the National Assembly. Honourable members he said only get re-reimbursed by the management after providing evidence of work done.
He added that just before he mounted the podium to deliver his speak he was inundated by several emails from his constituents asking for jobs and money.
Hon. Simon Karu, has also confirmed this statement when reached out to by the PREMIUM TIMES.
While many states in Nigeria struggle to meet the set minimum wage amount of N30,000 per month, the National Assemble Members have continued to go home with huge sums as salaries and allowances every month.